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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 27, 2010 12:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

On a related note, is it okay to admit to being a little sick of Mexicali Blues and El Paso?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 27, 2010 2:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

Yes, with those tunes, it is understandable.

But, I ask you this: would you EVER skip a version of the Eleven?

Now, folks...well, okay...forget it. But, you do understand, right?

Seriously, for the early era, other than H2H, there just are not as many "ahem...lets skip this one!" IMHO...but, I dunno--maybe Dire and the 80s lovers do the same with "my" tunes?

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jan 28, 2010 8:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

I can't imagine ever skipping Hard to Handle.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 28, 2010 8:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

That's the spirit...it must have been that great "Aug 6 vs Apr 29?" debate in which I musta listened to it over 100 times...seriously...

As Mando has said, one more "BaaabeeeEE!" and I may lose it.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jan 28, 2010 8:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

Well yeah, but I still love that jam.

"Give it to me... I gotta have it."

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 28, 2010 9:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

You got that right; have to admit, it's worth the opening vocal most every time...truth is, it's another of those "she that must be obeyed" or however it goes--it's the wife that really gets after me about that opening!

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 27, 2010 2:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

Skip an Eleven? Tarring and feathering would be too good for such miscreants. Where would it end up? Skipping New Potato Cabooses? The mind boggles.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 27, 2010 2:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

Well, one is entitled to be in different moods at different times. But I'm not *tired* of The Eleven in general, as I'm kind of feeling I've had my fill of El Paso and Mexicali for awhile. I do skip around in a show depending on what I'm doing while I'm listening to it - I'm often listening at work and sometimes it is just too intense. More often, though, I get ticked off because I can't listen to a whole show in a day - I never get to the second set because of interruptions/meetings/phone calls/irritating co-workers. Damn job!! ( just a joke, really I love my job).

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 27, 2010 3:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

Oh yeah--it's always okay to listen however you want to, of course...but, I guess what I am getting at is that when I was a true blue mid 70s fan, back in the late 70s or so, I would defn skip any number of tunes...like (sorry, Rob!), El Paso...but, now that I am an early era sort, I find that other than H2H (MJ? Sing it with me: "Baaaabbbeeeeeeee!..."), I don't find that I can ever skip an Eleven, or StSt, or NPCab...might just be me though.

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Poster: diablosandwich Date: Jan 27, 2010 2:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

Yes, you can certainly listen to too much Dead. That is why the Lord created the Jerry Garcia Band.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 27, 2010 2:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

In all seriousness I have to admit that it's a very rare occasion indeed when I'll sit down to listen to a whole show these days. I'll just cherry pick a few GD tracks to go along with the huge backlog of other things I think I ought to be listening to, watching, reading, and (whisper it) working on...

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 27, 2010 4:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

" Seriously, for the early era, other than H2H, there just are not as many "ahem...lets skip this one!" IMHO...but, I dunno--maybe Dire and the 80s lovers do the same with "my" tunes? "


What about feedback huh Tell? You going to tell me you dont skip that one?
To be fair when putting on the era you like I alwasy consider it as a whole you know so therefore skipping is unescessary. Now a 74 on have more songs so i might be inclined to skip a song or two especially considering that Bobs been known to overplay the hell out of many a song.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 27, 2010 9:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

Ah--good one! But, I have listened to it more than H2H!

Seriously!

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Poster: Capt. Cook Date: Jan 27, 2010 2:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

When I get sick of the Dead I pull out London Calling or Quadrophenia and BLAST THE HELL OUT OF IT!!!

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Jan 27, 2010 3:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

Yes, that would send me running right back for more Dead.

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Poster: pHurthur Date: Jan 27, 2010 4:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

My neighbor thinks so, but I wear earplugs while listening, avoiding certain 24/96 frequencies.

huh ?



This post was modified by pHurthur on 2010-01-28 00:39:30

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Poster: DrRobertWhipple Date: Jan 27, 2010 5:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

I've been skipping Little Red Rooster on every digital version since we were blessed with the format. It was never worth forwarding the cassettes because I could miss the next song. When I saw the dead in concert, I just wanted them to get done with it. I probably endured about 20 LRR in concert and don't need to repeat the torture with a recording.

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Poster: utopian Date: Jan 27, 2010 7:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

Funny,
yes it is a whole other story with the digital revolution. I remember taking extra care with my favorite cassetes. not playing them to often, making extra copies, days and days of dubbing with freinds, blanks and postage, max points etc,etc. seem to have been obliged, perhaps supersticious, about never fast forewarding a show.

Now I can't remember the last time I listened to a tennesse jed, might as well, don't ease me in, day job, saint/sailor, Mexicali/uncle or any of my other less than favorites. Converseley you could listen to every single peggy o from 1977 without much effort, if you wished.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 27, 2010 1:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

" is it okay to admit to being a little sick of Mexicali Blues and El Paso? "

No, but it is perfectly ok to tell the actual truth that you are MORe than a little sick of them. Let's throw in Me and My Uncle while we're at it

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Jan 27, 2010 2:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

"too much of everything is just enough!"

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 27, 2010 2:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

LOL ok as long as I'm allowed to occasionally realize I have actually had enough of this-or-that tune.

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Jan 27, 2010 2:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

"LOL ok as long as I'm allowed to occasionally realize I have actually had enough of this-or-that tune."

I wouldn't worry about listening to too much GOGD, Ring-ee. Now if you had asked "is it possible to spend too much time at the forum?" Well, that would have been an obvious sign of delirium.
(And, if you had said "is it possible to spend too much time re-reading and re-reading Tell's insightful posts? Well, I'm sorry but you would just be tooo far gone to help.)

TOOTMO

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 27, 2010 2:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

yeah, spending much time here is clearly dysfunctional; spending time here without getting into fights and brawls is difficult, but I suggest it is not impossible.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 27, 2010 3:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

Being dysfunctional is a self-evident prerequisite of attendance hereabouts.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Jan 27, 2010 3:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

One more thing that I gotta say
I need a miracle every day

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Jan 28, 2010 9:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

no

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=705xVHMgBZA

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 27, 2010 1:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

I never tire of El Paso, especially a good dancing Jerry guitar version from 72-74, but, y'know, you can always skip, you're not under an obligation...

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 27, 2010 1:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

" but, y'know, you can always skip, you're not under an obligation... "

rob, you're telling me I didn't have to be listening to Samba in the Rain all this time? actually bad example I almost never listen to 92-95, so then I can skip around and around?

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Poster: high flow Date: Jan 27, 2010 4:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD? Top 10 reasons it's better at home

#10 You get to skip Samba In the Rain
#9 You never lose your lighter

C'mon, get creative. Join in. A new sort of top 10.

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Poster: high flow Date: Jan 27, 2010 7:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD? Top 10 reasons it's better at home

#8 No Hippie Stank
#7 No Puke Boots

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Jan 27, 2010 8:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD? Top 10 reasons it's better at home

#6 No standing in line for beer; your kids can go fetch you one.

TOOTMO

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Poster: high flow Date: Jan 28, 2010 12:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD? Top 10 reasons it's better at home

#4 The Couch

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Poster: Edsel Date: Jan 28, 2010 1:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD? Top 10 reasons it's better at home

#3 A cop never walks up behind you, and taps on your shoulder.

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Jan 28, 2010 7:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD? Top 10 reasons it's better at home

"#3 A cop never walks up behind you, and taps on your shoulder."

Edsel,
I like your quote. In the spirit of accuracy, I think your missing a word at the end: "hopefully".

TOOTMO

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Poster: waynecs Date: Jan 28, 2010 1:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD? Top 10 reasons it's better at home

#5 Plain non-heady grilled cheese

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Jan 27, 2010 2:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

i admit i definitely listen to too much dead. but i couldn't not listen to the dead, that make any sense?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 27, 2010 2:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

Yup.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 27, 2010 2:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

That's going to screw up your average word score...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 27, 2010 2:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

Quality. Not quantity. That's what I tell all my girls.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 27, 2010 2:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

It ain't the meat it's the motion
That makes your daddy wanna rock
It ain't the meat it's the motion
It's the movement it isn't the stock

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 27, 2010 3:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

You got that right...my stock is way down these days. So small it's...well, it's a shame, anyhow...just don't tell Miss D bout the shape of my portfolio.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 27, 2010 2:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

It's a great big Grateful Dead grocery store - you can fill your cart with whatever takes your fancy, from a full cream Dark Star to a light but tasty Bertha - but do remember that the Mydland range should only be consumed under strict medical supervision...

So how are you doing you wild northlander? Long time no speak.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 27, 2010 2:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

doin well Rob. Looking forward to a kid free weekend getaway I just booked for me and my sweetie! Cozie cabin with hot tub down in the quaint bohemian ski town of Girdwood. We don't ski but that's besides the point.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 27, 2010 2:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

Hey, hope you have a great time, John - sounds like you will. I don't ski either - one and only time I tried I couldn't believe that my arms and legs could move in so many different directions all at once. Somebody told me I handled a ski pole like Joe Cocker with a mic stand...

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 27, 2010 3:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

Thanks Rob. Looking forward to it. Nothing better than a romantic getaway with the one you love.

i lived in Colorado many years and only went once. My damn " friends" assured me they would teach me so what do they do? drag me up an intermediate and above slope with boots that left me with a blister as wide and deep as a nikel. And before I walked down the hill i literally wound up a pretzel.
Never again! but i did enjoy the bar.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 27, 2010 3:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

Hey...wait a minute...WTF? "Nothing better than a romantic getaway with the one you love."

You do know HE's MY limo driver!?

These skiing excusrions are ALWAYS an excuse, IMHO, for...you know...something altogether different.

Just watch Pink Panther/Shot in the Dark if you want to know more...

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 27, 2010 3:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

" These skiing excusrions are ALWAYS an excuse, IMHO, for...you know...something altogether different."

you've got that right my friend. I don't even own a pair of skiis

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 27, 2010 3:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

hey tell. You just reminded me - guess what show I FINALLY got a CD copy to replace my old cassette? I'll give you a hint - your all time favorite

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 27, 2010 9:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

Well, this is actually a tough one...I have to think of the one you think is my all time fav.

To be honest, I am not sure...I know elb and jgl would say "12-29-68"; but Arb might go with "10-12-68"; and Miss D would pick "9-19-70"...

So, you gotta tell me: which show have I bored the bejeebers out of you with? "8-6-71"?

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 27, 2010 10:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

9-19-70 is te show i was referring to. am i right?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 28, 2010 5:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

Ah--yep, that would be the one I have blathered on about the most the last six months or so for sure...and, in fact, one that I always mention because of the DS; I think I sent Miss D five diff versions of that show a while back! I am thinking of becoming "techno competent" so I can make a "Matrix Tell" in which my voice is superimposed saying cool things like "Saint Stephen!" in a high Marmaduke (sarcastic) voice, and maybe I'd comment when "Pig and Phil speak" unless it'd really piss off GoP...

So, yeah--I'd be geeky proud to have you think that of me.

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Jan 27, 2010 8:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

I know, I know!

While Tell gives this a 111 on the "Hucker Scale", jboy, with the more discriminating ear, could not go above 3 2/5 stars. I think it was the Touch and Ease Me In bookends of the first set that made William the fly in the web.


Reviewer: jboyaquar - - November 14, 2005
Subject: DSO played this show for me at the El Rey a few years back
In honor of Eddie Guerrero

1st Set: "Touch" is an appropriate opener, considering the circumstances, and managed to allow me to crack a smile. "Walkin" has several moments of dynamic interplay between the guitars. "Candyman" is effectively somber. "Queen" allows a redemptive slice admist the misery. Why can't they allow for more "Losers" in the 'Ship' slot considering the depth of feeling and sense of loss inherent in its performance. "All Over Now" is a good country-rock skiffle."Far From Me" is fine. After a three minute 'technical?' break, we continue with a hopefully (Eddie) reincarnated very fine version of "Cassidy." The set ends with a perky "Ease."

2nd Set: About 45 seconds of "Mississippi" have been exempted from this boradcast. It's a magnificent version that really shines during the soaring outro. Wow, Jerry's on fire with his instrument...it's as if he's helping carry the load of Eddie's soul up to heaven. "Terrapin" is delightful although Jerry's voice sounds thin. "Drums/Space" pass by without much noteworthy happenings. Bobby's attempt to cheese out "truckin" is not appreciated considering the vitality of Jerry's playing. 'livin on red's, red's and all kinds of shit' The outro jam segues very nicely into a "Miracle" that keeps the high energy flowing. It's not the structure or how 'August's' ("Wharf") story is told, rather it's Jerry's instrument which has been connected 'upwards' all night. Again, the segue is effortless as we're hoping all can "Turn on Your Lovelite." It's relatively short but undenibaly climactic as they headed into the final turn.
Tonight's encore selection is of the "Come with us, ladies and gentlemen down to the 'River' with the Goodness(??)" I'm already thinking about Eddie's pallbeareres, his closest friends, mourning at his funeral...

3 2/5th stars

http://www.archive.org/details/gd88-03-24.sbd.willy.15127.sbeok.shnf

Enjoy,
TOOTMO

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 27, 2010 5:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

Do people think of Bertha as light? I love that song.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Jan 27, 2010 7:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

The Bertha's of 1971 were most definitely not light! Jerry's Les Paul tone was often quite thick and overdriven in early 1971 prior to Keith's arrival. Compare for example, 8-6-71 during which he was using a Les Paul with the Gaelic Park show (the date slips my mind but its late summer), for which he was already employing the Stratocaster. You can really hear his tone become less chunky and more precise, taking up much less "room" in the overall mix of the band in preparation for the addition of a piano player.

Jerry's tone was super clean in the Wall of Sound era and the Bertha's from that time period are resultantly much lighter in sound.

To answer your original question, I definitely listen to way too much Grateful Dead :) On occasion, I just can't listen to the band at all for a day or two. When travelling away from home and/or visiting friends and family, I also end up taking a few days break and then I get a serious jones to hear some jams. It's always sweeter after a little separation... distance makes the heart grow fonder :)

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jan 27, 2010 1:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

Well, my girlfriend sure thinks so!

I generally like Jerry's soloing behind the vocals on both of those tunes, so I tend not to get sick of them.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 27, 2010 1:40pm
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in short, yes

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 27, 2010 1:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

yep.


....but you'll come back for more.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 27, 2010 2:53pm
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THAT, my friend, is most true!